Motorcyclist Killed in Pickens County Was Not Wearing Helmet

Posted on September 19, 2012 at 8:00am by

The South Carolina Highway Patrol has announced that Terrance Crite, 31, died after wrecking his motorcycle in Pickens County last week.  According to the troopers, the accident happened at 5:45 p.m., on Sunday, September 9, on Highway 123, in Easley.

Crite lost control of his motorcycle and was thrown from the bike after it went into a ditch. According to troopers, who are still investigating the accident, Crite was not wearing a helmet.

While the injuries that caused Crite’s death are unclear at this time, not wearing a helmet while operating a motorcycle is a particularly dangerous. Motorcycles offer less protection than most vehicles, so even though South Carolina law requires that people under the age of 21 wear helmets, we recommend that every rider use them.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), two-thirds of motorcyclists involved in fatal accidents are not wearing helmets at the time of their accidents.

For those who live, injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents like traumatic brain injury (TBI) are devastating. TBIs typically have long recovery times that include therapy, rehabilitation and assisted living.

Most motorcycle accidents are the result of drivers not seeing riders. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident or you have a family member who was killed in one, you have rights. Contact our office for a free consultation at (877) 327-3800 or fill out a contact form located on this page.

McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC – South Carolina injury attorneys



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One Response to Motorcyclist Killed in Pickens County Was Not Wearing Helmet

  1. It is true that most motorcycle accidents occur because the car or truck driver fails to notice the motorcyclist. If bikers choose to wear a helmet, we recommend brighter colors. Same goes for clothing and the bike itself. Many bikers prefer black and darker shades, but a bolder color scheme will increase the biker’s chance of being seen in time to prevent a motorcycle accident. Reflective vests are another popular way to increase visibility.

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